Deezah82 Posted September 10, 2015 Share Posted September 10, 2015 I'm on Day 25 and very frustrated. I didn't struggle at all through the first 23 days of my Whole 30--then BAM, day 24 hits and I'm so over it. Two years ago, my husband and I started a Whole 30 and made it through 24 days (our goal) before we had family in town. Since then, we've done several shorter compliant weeks just to reset our diets after holidays or vacations. During those, I always struggled with major cravings. I have been pleasantly surprised this time around that any cravings I've had have been minor and more annoyances than anything else. The issues I thought I would have (mainly what would I do when I was tired after a work-out and didn't want to cook) have been largely unfounded. Then yesterday (day 24) I wanted nothing to do with this program. I didn't want to eat any of the food I brought with me to work, I went to the store after working out to get some things for dinner and all I wanted was milk and sushi and cheese and chocolate and a pumpkin beer... I texted my sister who is also doing a Whole 30 (on Day 9) for support and she helped me get through it. I ended up grabbing a really nice filet as a "treat" for myself since I was having a pity party for all the "good" things I couldn't have. On top of the pity party, I feel like any benefits I started seeing have gone away. The two things I have seen are that some stomach issues I was having have cleared up and I do tend to have more energy (in general) after a work out. I have lost a little bit of weight, but I think it was mostly water weight related to my menstrual cycle because the bloating I was feeling went away within days of starting this and my clothes haven't started fitting any better since then. I had been sleeping better, then last night I woke up at least 3 times and never got into a really good deep sleep. My face has broken out more than usual over the last week. My last few work-outs have been TERRIBLE (both running and CrossFit) and I haven't had energy after. My meals are compliant and follow the guidelines (protein, veggies and fat at each meal, usually 2 small pieces of fruit each day with meals, and a pre-workout snack of protein and fat.) I'm not snacking and don't get hungry between meals. I drink a lot of water. Whole 30 isn't significantly different than how I usually eat other than eliminating dairy, alcohol, and the occasion sugary treat. I felt better on days 1-23 than right now. What gives?! Why do I feel like I'm moving backwards? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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